Katherine Gallagher, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery
Associate Professor Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting Students


I am a Vascular Surgeon with a robust basic science lab supported by R01 funding as well as foundation grants.

Research Interests

My research has focused on histone methylation changes in bone marrow progenitor cells and the impact on peripheral macrophage phenotypes as it relates to wound healing and inflammation. This work will provide important data on inflammatory macrophages in peripheral tissue and their contribution to chronic inflammation and may lead to novel treatment modalities.

Research Opportunities for Rotating Students

Potential rotation projects involve the regulation of inflammation in innate immune cells post-surgery and projects to understand how innate immune cell activity is regulated by metabolic changes.